Thursday, March 18

A Little Giveaway

I am having a little giveaway! These mini playsilks come from Dharma Trading Company and have been dyed with various colors of kool aid. I had gotten a package of the 11 x 11" silk handkerchiefs and found that 12 mini playsilks is really more than what we needed.



I would love to pass these on to a reader. There are six as shown, handkerchief size.



In our home they have been used a lot for "easter basket" play. I plan to use them instead of the colored plastic grass in my daughter's easter baskets too (that grass stuff is so messy). Leave a comment and I will have a random drawing, a very low tech random drawing, to choose the winner Sunday afternoon!

76 comments:

Ella said...

Hmmm...what are the odds of "1" being the chosen number?

Jaimie said...

Those are a great idea for Easter baskets! I just wrote a post about the living Easter baskets my kids and I made. I also dislike the plastic grass. Mini playsilks will be a pretty and soft alternative.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Those are beautiful. And yes, Easter grass is messy! I put it in this months sensory tub..EEK! I think silk scarves would look much better in Easter baskets anyways. Pick me! :)

SPKarenO said...

cool! would love to line our easter basket with those too...fun lining and gift too. hope i win!

2p said...

I think that's a great idea, to use these instead of that yucky fake grass! I would love to have these for my 4yo boy and 1yo girl. Thanks!

Crunchy and Green said...

Those are so beautiful, and a great alternative to plastic grass. What a neat idea, thank you!

PJ said...

Yeah! I love your blog. I'm so happy you're having a giveaway! I have always wanted to try dyeing my own silks. I have a few of the larger silks from Sarah's silks and they didn't seem to last too long with my kids daily use of them. I definitely need to get more. These little silks would definitely be a great start. I think putting them in Easter baskets is a great idea too.

Shawna said...

very cute. we don't have any play scarves yet, and this would be a great start! now i'm thinking we also need wooden eggs :O)

Lisa said...

Super idea! Very kind of you to do a giveaway. After seeing Monday's post, I've been hoping to sneak away to get wooden eggs. Now I need to add kool-aid to the list!

Packer Family said...

I would love to win!!! Love your blog!

Ange said...

That's great! My girls would love them.

marci_jo said...

Would love to add some play silks to our collection.

Amy said...

My girls would love these! They've been on my wishlist!!

Kate said...

I used playsilks as Easter grass last year for my girls--they loved it! Plus cleanup was a breeze. We have a new baby arriving in May and I would love something like this for her to play with and feel. Thanks for the giveaway--what a wonderful idea!

angelina said...

i would love these! super nice giveaway, thank you..

FuNkY MoMmY said...

These would come in handy. I love your blog!

Joyful Learner said...

Play silks have so many uses, I've been wanting to get them. Please add me to the drawing! I love your blog too!

Tammy G said...

Oh, what a lovely thing for you to share, we would love them--thanks so much.

Eva said...

beautiful and fun! we'd love them!

Raul, Lily and Mason said...

i love reading your blog so many good ideas thanksQ

Becky said...

Those are so lovely and would be great for pretend play. i think we would have lots of gnome tents around the house.
thanks for the giveaway
becky818@yahoo.com

Sal said...

Beautiful! Would love to have them in our home!

Abigail said...

What a great idea to use them instead of easter grass! I was planning to not use easter grass ebcause I know our baby will try to eat it. . .

montessori mommy said...

What a great idea to line your Easter baskets with silks! They are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to enter...this is such a fun giveaway. :)

going kiwi said...

Oh, I would love to get those. Thank you for the giveaway. Love your blog.

Megan Finlay said...

My daughter would have so much fun with these!

Mommy Moment said...

I would be blessed to win these! Thanks so much for this great giveaway! My girls would be thrilled!

Jody

Paige said...

What a great idea to use those instead of easter grass! And so much prettier.

Carrie said...

I think these would be great for learning how to juggle too. :)

Fontaine said...

What a great idea! and sooo cute!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, and good luck to everyone!

Kristine said...

The dolls (and my daughers) would love them - blankets, skirts, towels, rugs, comfot toys.. So versatile and sweet.

My Child's Diary said...

I almost never win giveaways. I do hope I will win this one on one of my favorite blogs. And we do need so very much the playsilks - they are so expensive here. Thank you for you generosity!

sunnymama said...

Oh these are really pretty. I would love to enter the giveaway. :)

kangy22 said...

I love the Easter basket idea!

Evenspor said...

Sign me up! I've been inteding for a long time to buy some silks to dye from Dharma, and this would save me the trouble. My boys would love them. Thanks.

Christine said...

Oh! I love this idea! Not only does it eliminate the yucky grass... it's an actual gift as well.

(Love your blog... all sorts of great ideas here!)

Mari-Ann said...

Beautiful scarves and what a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

MaryAnne said...

My kids would love these!

sippy cup mom said...

I adore your new blog photo, it's perfect! My girls would also love to play silks to wrap up their stuffed animals. Thanks, Karen

Kristi said...

so cute!

Jessica said...

I love the idea of using these silks instead of Easter grass!

Paul and Ines said...

I love a giveaway...& those scarfs are super cute

Carla said...

I've been looking at playsilks for awhile now but have never justified going out of our budget to buy them. If I won, I wouldn't have to ;)

Jenna said...

We have just gotten interested in playsilks, we Love them!

Becky said...

Ooh, your first giveaway! The scarves are lovely.

Alexis said...

The scarves dyed with koolaid are so pretty. We've never played with these before but I know my girls would love them!

jennifer said...

How lovely! My daughter would love these!

Claire said...

I've been meaning to buy playsilks and those are the perfect size for delighting an infant. Thanks for your great blog.

Kari said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you these would be loved. I really like the new idea of using them in place of grass in the Easter basket.

Jessa said...

Another idea for Easter "grass" is to use scraps from a paper shredder. Yes, it can be messy, but at the end of the day... into the compost pile it goes! :)

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

JJ said...

Beautiful! I think my son would love these...

Bri (like the cheese) said...

My daughter has started to like to tuck blankets and towels into the back of her shirt and be super hero. I was just thinking the other night that playsilks would be better 'cause they're not so heavy. We don't have any yet, but I've read about them here before and would love to give 'em a try!

Mary said...

We would LOVE these! I particularly like your photo w/ trees on your website (by the way)...

allison said...

oh, lovely!

Valerie Trevino said...

pick me! pick me!

Darcy said...

Beautiful! Keeping my fingers crossed that we'll get to play these ourselves.

Chidlcare Chaos said...

I dont know if you would send them to canada but if so, i would love to try and win these!

Ayn Colsh said...

The scarves are beautiful! I bet they'd be fun to wave around during music and movement!

Spesamor Academy said...

Oh I would love these! They are beautiful!

Early Motherhood said...

We would love to win! I NEED to find time to dye wooden eggs. They are beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! My kids would put these to good use :)

christy said...

I recently learned that you can dye silks with kool aid! What a fun idea. I literally sat down at the computer to find some crafty things to put in my daughter's basket. Maybe i'll win!

Kelly said...

I love watching my kiddos play with scarves. They find the most wonderful things to do.

Leslie said...

hmm, cool! I love silks and the imagination they encourage. Maybe we'll win, if not you've definitely inspired my next craft project! :)

Kelly Jane Dahl said...

I love your blog. I have incorporate a lot of your "rhythm" tips into our days. Thanks for sharing your ideas! and I would Love to win those play silks! :)

Cara said...

My girls would love these. Love all the ideas you share on your blog!

shumim said...

what a great idea, it's beautiful!!!

michelle said...

I would love to use these for creative play with my son. I have been looking for items with interesting textures and open-ended uses for him to feel and discover. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

GooberMonkey said...

Love the playsilks, the eggs, and your blog!!

Judy B said...

These are great for peek-a-boo I would think!

jep said...

would love these for our pre school!Thanks for the great give away,good luck everyone!

M. T. said...

oh, I would love the playsilks. I have been reading your blog for many months and really enjoy all the resources and ideas you post here. Thanks for blogging! :)

Mama EZ said...

Oh how lovely, we love our larger ones, these minis would be a fun addition!

kevindmuldoon said...

My name is Kevin and i'm studying montessori teaching. This is a lovely site and a wonderful idea. Keep up the good work. ;)

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